This website was founded in pursuit of wine or “enotourism”. It’s evolved over the years from a journal of notes from the field when researching Vinologue books to being a reference of its own. Please read the full history of its development since 2011 if wanting the longer version.
In addition to news, reviews (see how we score wines) and profiles, we also publish wine book reviews, film/series reviews when wine is the protagonist, and articles analyzing current trends and developments in the beverage and hospitality industries.
There are no, nor will there be any advertisements anywhere on this website. There will also never, ever be the sponsored or “collaborative” pay articles that have run amok in wine publications as of late. The idea here is simple: give you, the reader, honest opinions and stories so that you can enjoy and discover wine.
A writer originally from California and currently based in Catalunya, Spain, his career in wine started at one of the oldest cellars in Napa Valley and led to the founding of the Vinologue series of wine books.
In addition to publishing this website and judging wine competitions around the world, he regularly contributes to The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Harpers, and other magazines. While open to enjoying wine from anywhere in the world, his general concentration is on the wines of Spain and as well as Southern France, the Balkans, and Caucasus.
He was has been awarded a number of prizes including: Best Drink Writer of 2017 by the Fortnum & Mason Awards and the 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award. Full CV available upon request.
Reviewing Style: American openness to anything with European stinginess in scoring and emphasis on place over process.